2010 JC Vizcarra Ribera del Duero
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2010 JC Vizcarra, also 100% Tempranillo, was aged 15 months in French and American oak. A truly great wine, it boasts a dense purple color along with notes of camphor, creme de cassis, licorice, damp earth and forest floor. The beautiful fragrance is accompanied by a wine with a full-bodied, opulent texture, and a voluptuous, luxurious mouthfeel as well as finish. Drink this beauty over the next 7-10 years. These are sensational values from the highly renowned appellation of Ribera del Duero.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
(100% tempranillo, aged for 13 months in French and American oak barrels, half new and half one year old): Bright ruby. Fresh raspberry and cherry on the nose, with sexy Asian spice and rose notes adding complexity. Lively and deep, offering sweet red berry and bitter cherry flavors and an exotic star anise quality. The finish emphasizes sweet red fruits and lingers with very good spicy persistence.
"In the 1980's, Jose Manuel Vizacarra Aguado was among the pioneers in vineyard plantings in Ribera Del Duero. Since 1991, his son Juan Carlos Vizcarra has followed in his footsteps in the development and aging of fine wines. In 2007, the winery introduced a new gravity-driven winemaking facility, relying on natural pumping to produce intense aromas and soft tannins. Juan Carlos Vizcarra serves as the acting enologist, leading the analysis and development of 'microvinifications' of grapes from old vine plots." - (Drink Ribera. Drink Spain.) Juan Carlos Vizcarra is deeply passionate about his Tinto Fino vines and his land, where he employs organic and biodynamic practices everywhere along the way. He proudly carries on his father's legacy of excellence in the tiny town of Mambrilla de Castrejon in Burgos. (Sarah Covey, Spain Liason)